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Once a fashion designer for big-name labels including Vivienne Westwood, Gjoen has turned his attention to contemporary art with stunning effect. Using intricate florals and pattern honed during his study of design in London and Milan, he shows that beauty can be found in the most unexpected places, including skulls, beetles and grenades. In other works, he adorns the kind of dusty classic portraits found in lesser-visited gallery rooms with witty scrawled faces, giving them a new lease of life.
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In 2017, Gjoen teamed up with London’s Wallace Collection to create a series of prints based on its exhibits.
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Grisebach — ORANGERIE Big Animals. Big Shots, 'A Little Gentleman of Nothing', 2019
Kate Moss's private collection
Presentation Baldi, Salone del Mobile, Milan, IT, 2020
Magnus Gjoen X Baldi Home Jewels Collection, Harrods, London, UK, 2019
Magnus Gjoen, Soze Gallery, Los Angeles, UK, 2015
Scope Basel, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, Basel, CH, 2015
Daydreaming Monsters, Hang-Up Gallery, London, UK, 2015